Activities - Arts & Crafts

Glass Blowing in Karuizawa
Karuizawa Glass Studio : 軽井沢ガラス工房

Try a New Experience While Visiting Nagano – Glassblowing!

Eastern Nagano


Enjoy learning how to blow glass at Nagano's classy resort town, Karuizawa.


Nestled at the base of the volcanic Mt. Asama, Karuizawa is a resort town where people from Tokyo come to escape the heat in the summer. Besides shopping and outdoors activities, Karuizawa also boasts many arts and crafts centers. One, the Karuizawa Glass Studio, offers glass blowing lessons. Pick out your preferred shape and colors and experience how to use basic glass blowing techniques to make a one-of-a-kind water glass.


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  • Wheelchair access is possible with an attendant.
Closed Wednesday and Thursdays (Open daily Jul. thru Sep.)
Cost / Price of Admission
3,300 to make one glass.
Time Required
30 min+ Finished product will be mailed or can be picked up next day.
Required(Recommended. Telephone, fax or e-mail your name, contact number, requested date and time and number of people.)
# of Participants
1+ (Contact directly for max # of people)
Foreign Languages
English (Basic English is spoken. English signage / instruction is available.)
Luggage Storage
Not Available


English signage and lots of body language. Ages 7+.
Blown glass is ready for shipping or picking up the following day. Either arrange for shipping (charges apply) or come to pick-up yourself.
Glass blowing for groups can't always be accommodated due to the amount of time required.


tel : +81(0)267-48-0881fax : +81(0)267-48-0881Official site

Access / Location

By Train
From Karuizawa or Naka-Karuizawa stations on the Shinano Railway line(JR Hokuriku(Nagano) Shinkansen), Take rental bicycle south to Route 18 Bypass (20 min. from K'zawa, 10 min. from Naka-K'zawa).
By Car
From Saku IC, Go left (southeast) from the offramp 270m to the 'Saku IC Higashi' signal and turn left onto Route 9. Proceed north 4.5km to Route 18 and turn right. Go east 7.6km and bear right onto the R18 Bypass. Continue east 3.8km and the glass studio will be on the right.
From Usui-Karuizawa IC, 10 min
664-9 Shiozawa,Nagakura , Karuizawa, Kitasaku 389-0111

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